Switzerland Environment Minister Simonetta Sommaruga, 62, faced backlash for recommending people take showers together to save energy consumption and avoid power cuts this winter.
She suggested that people “turn off the computer when you don’t need it, turn off lights, or shower together.”
The recommendations were part of her measures promoting a 15 percent reduction in energy consumption.
“Her suggestions were in response to questions on the government’s campaign by readers of Swiss newspaper 20 Minuten, The Epoch Times reports.
Meanwhile in Switzerland….
"Switzerland’s environment minister has recommended that people save energy by having showers together."https://t.co/PSGk6e2hob
— Amit Paranjape (@aparanjape) September 20, 2022
Podcast: “In the 80s we had communal baths & lads liked getting in & soaking their legs." Ray Houghton backs Swiss Environment Minister to share baths & showers to bring down energy costs. https://t.co/prGw26m1Ir via @NewstalkFM @SeanMoncrieff @NPAIE #Ploughing #Ploughing2022
— Henry McKean (@HenryMcKean) September 20, 2022
From The Epoch Times:
Authorities in Switzerland, which imports 75 percent of its gas from Germany, said in August that they are aiming to cut energy consumption by 15 percent from October 2022 to the end of March 2023, compared to the average consumption of the past five years.
That month, officials also began a campaign titled “Energy is limited. Let’s not waste it,” which called on people to help ensure the country avoids an energy shortage ahead of winter by using less water, switching off electrical appliances and lights when they aren’t in use, and lowering their heating temperatures.
If the situation doesn’t improve and further shortages are seen, the Swiss Federal Council could implement “consumption restrictions, bans, and quota systems,” according to local reports.
Géraldine Savary, the editor of the women’s magazine Femina, criticized Sommaruga’s comments and wrote that the Swiss government is seeking to “administer our private lives, down to the most trivial details.”
That’s how communism works!
As part of Switzerland’s tyrannical energy savings policies, residents must contend with a new mandate that forbids setting temperatures above 19°C (66.2F) in the colder months.
Violators of the mandate could face up to three years in prison.
Welcome to climate communism!